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Necessary Illusions Thought Control in Democratic Societies

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  • Publisher:
    House of Anansi Press, 1995
    Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.

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  • Author: Chomsky, Noam
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    1995
    Summary:

    In his national bestselling 1988 CBC Massey Lectures, Noam Chomsky inquires into the nature of the media in a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ideological control. Specific cases are illustrated in detail, using the U.S. media primarily but also media in other societies. Chomsky considers how the media might be democratized (as part of the general problem of developing more democratic institutions) in order to offer citizens broader and more meaningful participation in social and political life.

    Original Publisher: [S.l.], House of Anansi Press Inc
    Language(s): English
    Collection(s)/Series: CBC Massey lectures